Forgot to change Grid in WD


Rolf Ekstrand
 

Greetings all,

After 40 days at the beach in AL I am back home in WI.  I guess I screwed up when setting up the Kiwi and WD again.  This as I forgot to change the grid square from EM60eg to EN52wx in .conf   Thus My reports for the last days shows  EM60eg  and not the correct EN52wx  as QTH.  

All along at Orange Beach I was running with 40,30 and 20 m Hamsticks on the balcony (14th floor) facing South out over the Gulf  200 ft from the water. 
The last week I was running QRP labs new digi xcvr at 2 w on 40 and 20.  At least my xcvr is a bit deaf on 20 m with the hamstick  but it still worked well on WSPR.  

Rolf K9DZT


Bruce KX4AZ
 

On Sat, Mar 5, 2022 at 10:45 AM, Rolf Ekstrand wrote:
... at Orange Beach I was running with 40,30 and 20 m Hamsticks on the balcony (14th floor) facing South out over the Gulf  200 ft from the water. 
The last week I was running QRP labs new digi xcvr at 2 w on 40 and 20.  At least my xcvr is a bit deaf on 20 m with the hamstick  but it still worked well on WSPR.  

Rolf K9DZT
 With the hamsticks I am curious to know how your spot counts were in comparison to other WSPR receivers in the region at the same time.  Also, what sort of grounding system (radial wires,metal balcony, etc) did you use, or just let the coax shield act as the counterpoise?


Jim Lill
 

The perfect antenna for this kind of service is the Clifton Labs whip. Jack Smith passed away so they're N/A now but I thought I saw that someone was offering boards

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gl720ovo16h43a1/Z1501D%20Instruction%20Manual-01.pdf?dl=0


On 3/5/22 11:28, Bruce KX4AZ wrote:
On Sat, Mar 5, 2022 at 10:45 AM, Rolf Ekstrand wrote:
... at Orange Beach I was running with 40,30 and 20 m Hamsticks on the balcony (14th floor) facing South out over the Gulf  200 ft from the water. 
The last week I was running QRP labs new digi xcvr at 2 w on 40 and 20.  At least my xcvr is a bit deaf on 20 m with the hamstick  but it still worked well on WSPR.  

Rolf K9DZT
 With the hamsticks I am curious to know how your spot counts were in comparison to other WSPR receivers in the region at the same time.  Also, what sort of grounding system (radial wires,metal balcony, etc) did you use, or just let the coax shield act as the counterpoise?


Rolf Ekstrand
 

Hi there Bruce

With the Kiwi and WD  I kept the 20 m most of the time as it seemed to work best even on all bands 80 - 10  with 50 ft RG58  but the performance with this set up really surprised me.  The antenna was mounted on a 45 degree angle with the railing as counterpoise/ground.  Unfortunately rx activity is low  in EM60 so there is not much to compare with (See KB9AMD's website for the real numbers).   

Rolf K9DZT